Ireland

No place for guitars and bodhran in Irish traditional music.

“Mayo Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann secretary, Seamus Duffy, who hosts his own music show on Mid-West Radio, described guitars and bodhrans as instruments of ‘low musical quality that are destroying the integrity of pure traditional music.'” Hmm. Reminds me of a joke I was told in Ireland: “What’s the best way to play a bodhran?” Answer: “With a knife.” Ouch!

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